After the previous meetings in which we showed how to use the Bluetooth Wars and MACME platforms to invade cities’ media scapes, join us for a full hands on session in which we will learn-by-doing: creating ubiquitous publications using MACME and invading people’s mobile phones creating city wide mobile riots using Bluetooth Wars.
During the day we will also join in the Arte Accessibile meeting together with our friends and critical arts specialists Dario Salani, Simona Lodi, and with the rest of the panelists Christian Maretti and Cristina Siviero Tagliabue. The theme will be “Art Publishing 2.0: from the printed book to the ebook”. We will bring on our experiences created with REFF and FakePress.
We will present a really simple, but effective, project, called Bluetooth Wars
We will analyze Bluetooth, a technology that is mostly used to connect devices to our mobile phones, but that can be transformed into a powerful tool for local, pervasive and independent communications.
We will create an open source bluetooth media server and do some experimentations in media distributions, experimenting the aesthetics of mobile media and the practices of pervasive communication.
As a side issue, we will also use our media server to research on the possibilities offered by mobile technologies to observe people, their habits, their movements. We will try to wear the clothes of the Big Brother for once, to investigate just how observed we can be while using our mobile phones and other electronic devices.